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I have a 3 years old son, he is at kinder and this year they started to "prepare" for writing - so far just the organised lines but the books we had to buy for this grade include writing all the letters of the alphabet, basic maths INCLUDING basic adding (2+3=5 etc). I come from a different culture where this is unheard of, the children start MUCH later, actually only at school at the age of 6 and - I read an opinion of a UK psychologist - that the "late starters" get all the things MUCH FASTER then those who start too early. My husband, who is a Maltese, finds age of 6a bit too late (as school starts at 5 here) however we share the opinion that the kindergarten should be for fun, playing, socializing, learning "things important for life" and SCHOOL is for studying. However, I know many mothers who are in favour of this early start. What is your opinion about it?
BTW, as his teacher told me, as much as my son loves outdoor activities and also drawing, crafts and so on, he simply refuses to take part in this "organised" activity of writing. Also, when I look at his drawings, I think his motor skills are simply not "there" yet.